Tennessee, Ohio Gas Prices Hit Record Highs

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Gas prices in Tennessee have once again hit all-time highs, as the Biden administration struggles to control rising prices at the pump and elsewhere.

According to the American Automobile Association (AAA), the average price per gallon of gas in Tennessee reached $4.12, the highest ever recorded, Tuesday. A year ago, a gallon of gas in the state averaged $2.71.

After a brief lull, gas prices have crept upward over the past month. One month ago, the average price for a gallon of gasoline was $3.89, and one week ago, it was $3.91. Average prices jumped four cents per gallon in the state from Monday to Tuesday.

The story is similar in Ohio.

There, Tuesday’s average price for a gallon of gasoline hit $4.17, also an all-time high. That price reflects an eight-cent jump in one day, up from $4.09 Monday, and a 23-cent jump from just a week ago, when the average price for a gallon of gas was $3.95. A month ago, that price was $3.86. A year ago, it was $2.82.

In February, gas prices, which had already been steadily rising throughout the Biden presidency, spiked to previous record highs in many states around the nation.

In order to combat that spike, Biden announced at the end of March that he would release 180 million barrels of oil from strategic reserves, temporarily halting the uptick in prices.

Meanwhile, the White House stopped importing oil from Russia in solidarity with Ukraine, as Russia continues to invade. The Biden administration has blamed the Russians for the rise in prices at the pump.

“Putin’s invasion of Ukraine has driven up gas prices and food prices all over the world,” Biden said in April. “So everything is going up. We saw it in today’s inflation data. Seventy percent of the increase in prices in March came from Putin’s price hike in gasoline.”

Tuesday, Biden blamed Republicans.

In a speech, Biden promised that he has a plan to tackle inflation by “lowering costs for working families, giving workers well-deserved raises, reducing the deficit by historic levels and making big corporations and the very wealthiest Americans pay their fair share.”

He then quickly shifted to discussing “MAGA Republicans,” a reference to former President Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan.

“The other path is the ultra-MAGA plan, put forward by Congressional Republicans – to raise taxes on working families, lower the income of American workers, threaten sacred programs that Americans count on like Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid, and give break after break to big corporations and billionaires.”

He then contradicted himself, noting that Republicans under Trump gave a $2 trillion tax cut to Americans, which Biden described as “reckless.”

Democrats currently control the House, Senate, and White House.

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Pete D’Abrosca is a reporter at The Tennessee Star and The Star News Network. Email tips to [email protected].



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6 Thoughts to “Tennessee, Ohio Gas Prices Hit Record Highs”

  1. Tim Price

    So sad how one commenter had to be like Joe and falsely blame someone other than Biden.

  2. Dr Ken

    Biden blaming rising fuel costs on the Russian invasion of the Ukraine is pure hogwash. He unwittingly, most likely unintentionally created the crises by halting the completion of two fuel lines and essentially stopping domestic drilling. That isn’t complicated Joe. So now we, after his being in office only one year, are again dependent on import oil. He is trying to buy oil now from Russia, which would fund their intrusion into Ukraine and from Venezuela. Joe, his handlers and the democrats really created a mess. Come November a Republican Congree, both House and Senate, should guide us back to recover. We really need 2024 to around to end the incompetence in the White House.

  3. Cannoneer2

    The Republicans in the Tennessee General Assembly had a chance to help out with this, but since a Democrat thought of the idea first, they won’t. So don’t complain.

    1. Tim Price

      I will complain because your boy Biden did this with his desire to force all Americans to but electric cars.

      So don’t be like Joe attempting to blame someone else.

  4. mikey whipwreck

    stolen elections have consequences. thanks joe!

  5. Ms Independent

    Let’s go Brandon…